David Mars PhD
April 9th, 2017 - David Mars, PhD, AEDP Institute Senior Faculty Member
An all new AEDP for Couples Workshop featuring individual work in the context of couple therapy!
AEDP for Couples: Transforming Misogyny, Status Inequality and Physical Abuse
How does unconscious misogyny show up in the couples and clients you treat? In what ways has the inequality of power across genders affected the attachment security of your clients and couple members? In this workshop you will:
• Discover ways to enhance mutual empowerment across gender lines in the individuals and couples you see.
• Learn how to bring key elements of AEDP for Couples into your work.
• Learn how to use the Four States of AEDP and the 7 Channels of Experience together.
This day of training is based on an accelerated treatment that demonstrates the healing power of love to reunite a couple broken apart by multiple re-enactments of complex trauma from early life. Witness how this couple from India steps out of a year of acrimonious divorce into a freshly loving, mutually respectful, stable relationship, reunited with their two sons in one home. Witness how the power of an AEDP portrayal with the male of this couple turns the tide in one individual session. See how this treatment provides "fantastical" alternatives to re-enacting early trauma experiences. Discover how centuries of tradition were updated by letting go of revenge and letting love become an inner compass.
David Mars PhD
May 1st, 2016 - David Mars, PhD, AEDP Institute Senior Faculty Member
One Day Community Healing Workshop.
AEDP for Couples: Deepen intimacy through processing unresolved sexual trauma
Our afternoon session will feature a live couple witnessing their video and interacting with the audience. We will illustrate key moments of how to work through sexual trauma to heal shame-based blocks to couple intimacy and and harmony.
Throughout the morning, you will learn the structure and practice of the AEDP for Couples model:
• Learn how to conduct three types of healing portrayals while treating couples
• An emphasis on the felt experience of love as the key agent of change in couples work
• Generate and strengthen the secure base required for transformative couple's treatment
• Learn to use the Four States of AEDP and the 7 Channels of Experience together.
Eileen Russell PhD
October 4th, 2015 - Eileen Russell, PhD, AEDP Institute Senior Faculty Member
Restoring Resilience Using AEDP:
Discovering Your Clients' Capacity to Heal

As clinicians, we can marvel at certain clients who bounce back from severe trauma and worry about others whose recovery seems glacial. How do we understand resilience if we resist a black and white way of claiming that it is or is not there? Is it possible to promote resilience in our clients? Is building resilience simply a matter of acquiring skills that were missed along the way? Or might resilience also be a more inherent capacity that is already working on behalf of the client all the time? Is a resilience orientation compatible with depth-oriented psychotherapy?
This presentation will explore a way of understanding resilience that opens our minds and hearts to that resilient partner-in-healing that resides in each of our clients.
Through videotape and discussion, Dr. Eileen Russell will show how the work of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), focuses on affect, the body, and the therapeutic relationship, to restore resilience. She will outline a theory of resilience that is detailed in her upcoming book, Restoring Resilience: Discovering Your Clients' Capacity for Healing (W.W. Norton & Co.), and show how healing involves a movement from expressions of resilience as resistance to forms of resilience that help individuals transform, thrive, and flourish.
July 26th 2015 - Diana Fosha, Ph.D. Director of the AEDP Institute
Struggling with Transformance: It Ain't So Easy!
This workshop developed in response to participants' oft-stated desire to see tapes where the senior AEDP clinicians struggle and sweat and falter and where the transformational process doesn't just magically unfold. In this workshop, Diana will do just that.
Diana Fosha will present clinical work that shows the therapist struggling, working too hard, not having so much fun, feeling frustrated, the works, all in an effort to demonstrate to clinicians learning AEDP how difficult getting to transformation can sometimes be, and how important it is
i. to have faith;
ii. to be in the moment and to track carefully;
iii. to know where you are and where you want to go;
iv. to persist;
v. to have many different tools.
In the process, participants will learn how to work with resistance, entrenched defenses, and developmental deficits in AEDP therapy.
The work will also demonstrate how, nevertheless, transformance is always present, whether -in the moment- detectable or not, and how it comes in all sizes, from glimmers to grand.
In this workshop you will learn to:
• work with patients who do not take to AEDP initially
• work with resistance to right-brain experience
• work with entrenched defenses: defense restructuring, psycho-education, parts work
April 19th 2015 - Dale Trimble, MA, RCC, Faculty AEDP Institute
Speaking to the Hearts of Men: Applying AEDP with Gender in Mind
Through video examples of Dale's therapy with men we will explore how gender can influence the processing of emotion to completion.
Through stories, pictures, research and conversation we will discover gender differences as revealed by neuroscience, male power - privilege & violence, contempt for men in today's culture.
Confronting from the heart to uncover the man's "self-at-best," we will examine the risks and benefits of being a male or female therapist when working for a male patient.
We will work in the tradition of e.e. cummings: "always the beautiful answer that asks a more beautiful question."
February 15th 2015 - Jerry Lamagna LCSW, AEDP Institute Senior Faculty
Making good use of suffering: Working with Pathogenic affects
This workshop will explore the challenges and opportunities of working with clients mired in overwhelming affective experiences. In AEDP, pathogenic affects linked to "self-at-worst" such as unbearable aloneness and "toxic" levels of shame and anxiety have often been viewed as experiences holding little therapeutic potential. The goal has traditionally been to get past them so that underlying core affects can be accessed and processed therapeutically.
Joining differentiation techniques drawn from Buddhist psychology, Gestalt therapy and IFS, with AEDP's experiential tracking, metaprocessing, and mindful attention to relational and intra-relational experience, Mr. Lamagna will demonstrate how such moments of overwhelm can offer patients profound opportunities for self-recognition, self-regulation and self-compassion. Rather than processing core affects derived from categorical emotions like anger and grief, such work engenders core affect linked to interconnection, recognition and self-understanding. These moments of coherence and integration in turn provide experiences of strength, hope, safety and mastery that fuel ongoing change-for- the-better.
December 14th 2014 - Miriam Marsolais, Ph.D., AEDP Institute Faculty Member
Dreaming Hope: Reflections on Working with Dream Experience as an Affective Change Process in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy
In her presentation Miriam Marsolais hopes to inspire and offer guidance for therapists wishing to access the exquisitely rich and subtle treasury of patients' dreams in service of transformation and healing.
In this first presentation as a faculty member of the AEDP Institute, Dr. Marsolais will summarize recent neuroscientific research on the role of dreams in processing intense emotional experience and show how AEDP's theoretical and clinical framework lays the groundwork for effective, transformative application of this research in trauma treatment. Using videotape of her work, she will show how dream experience can be accessed to bypass pathogenic affect and then processed as an affective change process to seed the transition from disorganized to secure attachment.
Recent research demonstrates that one of dreams' most important functions is the processing of intense emotions. Dr. Marsolais' deep engagement with dream experience began when she recognized in her dreams the seeds of emotional recovery from a near-fatal burn injury. Her consequent three decades of work with dreams has led to her current conviction that dreams are an affective change process that can be processed through AEDP to facilitate healing from complex or severe trauma when approaches from the perspectives of waking experience fail.
May 18th 2014 - Karen Pando-Mars, MFT, AEDP Institute Senior Faculty
Tailoring AEDP Treatment: How To Intervene when Clients Present with Each Attachment Style
When clients present as:
Avoidant - How do we engage and build the capacity to connect with self and other?
Anxious ambivalent - How do we build the capacity to contain emotion and self-soothe?
Disorganized - How do we build safety when trust with self and other is so compromised?
Through lecture and video illustration, Karen will draw upon the work of Bowlby, Fonagy, Schore, Fosha, Wallins and Tatkin, to compare and contrast secure and insecure attachment styles. By identifying the specific configuration of each style, she will demonstrate how you can tailor therapeutic interventions to help you best reach and attune to your clients. In this way, you can be more effective when your client's dismissive defenses keep you at arms length and have more tools to regulate your client's high anxiety or volatile emotions.
Whether you work with individuals or couples, understanding how their attachment styles have been formed and have served them can strengthen and guide treatment to meet the underlying needs of each client.
March 16th 2014 - Natsha Prenn, LCSW, AEDP Institute Senior Faculty
AEDP with EMDR and IFS: An Integrative Approach
I have all these training modalities in my tool-kit, now what do I do?

With AEDP as her home base and the basis of her clinical and theoretical life, Natasha Prenn will give her ideas and specific examples of how she does the work with EMDR and IFS as adjunctive therapies. She will pull together similarities and differences, dos and dont's and will provide her well known cheat sheets for all three modalities.
Her main focus will be AEDP with EMDR and IFS but she will draw on the work of Gendlin, Linehan, Kurtz, Bollas, Feldenkrais and Bromberg to show how all of these treatment modalities use various tools to help patients access the natural biologically based healing that is stored in the body and the right brain. AEDP, EMDR and IFS all have different ways to access "the unthought known" (Bollas), or "the elusive obvious" (Feldenkrais) and help patients learn how to "stand ... in the spaces" (Bromberg).
Specific interventions and sequences of interventions are her great love so you will leave Natasha's work shop armed with protocols, and the language of interventions to help focus your work, and move deftly from intrapsychic to interpersonal affective change processes.
April 21st 2013 - Kari Gleiser, Ph.D. AEDP Institute Senior Faculty
Top 10 AEDP Bloopers: Mistakes We All Make and How to Repair Them
As part of this presentation, Dr. Kari Gleiser will show compelling video clips from a session with a male patient with Dissociative Identity Disorder. We will witness how he struggles to grasp the thread of present-moment relating in the therapy dyad. We will see, hear and feel how Kari and her client navigate through his fragmented internal world punctuated by abandonment, betrayal and judgment. This clash of inner and outer realities presents a complex landscape from which we will consider crucial choice points for interventions, possible pathways, as well as the phenomenon of therapist dissociation as part of the therapeutic process.
October 28th 2012 - Jerry Lamagna LCSW, AEDP Institute Senior Faculty
Strengthening The Self: Intra-relational AEDP in the Treatment of Complex Trauma
This workshop will introduce participants to Intra-relational AEDP, a set of interventions that extend AEDP's tracking of emergent somatic/affective experience, dyadic affect regulation, and processing positive affects associated with transformation to our client's intra-psychic world. Developed for work with chronically neglected and traumatized individuals, I-R AEDP emphasizes the processing of affective states linked to the explicit experience of attunement -- resonance, expansion of self-awareness, resonance with ones own being, relief of aloneness, soothing of negative affect, self-recognition, and positive alterations in self-perception.
June 3rd 2012 - SueAnne Piliero, Ph.D.
Working to Transform Self & Others Through the Use of the Therapist: 2 Cases; 2 Stances
This workshop will be more like an AEDP clinical case conference in that we will be taking an in-depth look at the psychodynamic structure and attachment needs of two patients, and the distinctly different ways I work with them based of this information. With one patient I am actively working to facilitate "taking in" the "good enough other" and having that be the transformational healing experience. With the other patient, the corrective emotional experience is more about transforming the maladaptive representation of self.
The seminar will focus on both theory and technique, making extensive use of videotaped material to illustrate affective phenomena, therapeutic affective engagement, and clinical techniques for facilitating and working with experiences of emotion and relatedness.
APRIL 1, 2012 AEDP Senior Faculty Member BEN LIPTON, L.C.S.W. presents
CAN WE OPERATIONALIZE EMPATHY? Specific Intervention Strategies to Catalyze Secure Attachment, Foster Resilience and Expand Relational Capacities through AEDP
REVIEW Coming Soon
OCTOBER 30, 2011 AEDP Senior Faculty Member KAI McDONALD, M.D. presents
HARD SCIENCE WITH A SOFT TOUCH: Oxytocin, Eye Contact, and the Dynamic Neuroscience
of Clinical Attachment
REVIEW Coming Soon
MARCH 27, 2011 AEDP Senior Faculty Member STEVE SHAPIRO, Ph.D. presents
TRANSFORMING RESISTANCE: Working with Personality Disorders, Substance Abusers, Adolescents and Other Populations Typically Considered Poorly Motivated or Challenging REVIEW by Glenn Francis
JANUARY 30, 2011 AEDP Senior Faculty Member DANNY YEUNG, M.D. presents
Transformation and Transcendence
REVIEW by Glenn Francis
OCTOBER 30, 2010 AEDP Founder DIANA FOSHA presents
THE GAZE: Right Brain to Right Brain Repair of Attachment Trauma through
Deep Eye Contact in AEDP
MAY 23, 2010 AEDP Faculty Member ANNE COOPER, Psy.D. presents
AEDP AND THE CULTURALLY DIVERSE: Working with Cultural Diversity In an
Attachment-Driven Experiential Psychotherapy
Co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars
REVIEW - Excepts taken from a review written by Steve Kanofsky, Ph.D. & Lynnette Bealle, Ph.D.
MARCH 21, 2010 AEDP Senior Faculty Member RON FREDERICK, Ph.D., L.P. presents
REVIEW by Pauline Wakeham, L.C.S.W.
OCTOBER 4, 2009 AEDP Senior Faculty Member BEN LIPTON, L.C.S.W. presents
A.E.D.P. AND L.O.V.E.: The Transformational Process of Catalyzing Secure Attachment
REVIEW by Kelley L. Callahan, Ph.D.
MAY 31, 2009 AEDP Institute Faculty Member NATASHA PRENN, L.M.S.W. presents
Learning the Experiential Language and Protocol of AEDP
REVIEW by Kelley L. Callahan, Ph.D.
MARCH 22, 2009 AEDP Senior Faculty Member KARI GLEISER, Ph.D. presents
REVIEW by Karen Pando-Mars
FAITH IN THE NIGHT: Staying With What Is
REVIEW by Karen Pando-Mars and Lisa Hauck-Loy
SEPTEMBER 7, 2008 AEDP Faculty Member DAVID MARS, Ph.D., M.F.T. presents
REVIEW by Ken Benau, Ph.D.
JUNE 1, 2008 AEDP Faculty Member KAREN PANDO-MARS, M.F.T. presents
REVIEW by Lisa Hauck-Loy

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